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Race & Ethnic Relations

In the Torah, Jews are taught to accept others, without prejudice or bias. Judaism also teaches the importance of working with others in the community to achieve social justice. The RAC works together with representatives of different communities on several issues and provides resources to support intercultural learning experiences.

Race Relations

Fresh Updates from RAC Blog: Race Relations

Fresh Updates from RAC Blog: Race Relations

The Movie Selma: Where is Heschel?
Posted on Friday January 23, 2015

By Al Vorspan The movie Selma moved me very deeply, and I was impressed with the superb acting (especially MLK) and brilliant writing. But I was also troubled that this movie (so clearly on the side of the angels) unwittingly continues a trend I have watched for decades with mounting discomfort—the gradual bleaching out of […]

#SOTU Preview
Posted on Friday January 16, 2015

On Tuesday night, the Sergeant-at-Arms for the House of Representatives will stand on the floor of the House chamber and announce to the assembled Members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, Cabinet members, an array of guests in the gallery (including the First Lady and Dr. Biden) and millions of the American people watching live, “Mr. […]

Give the Gift of Life this MLK Weekend
Posted on Friday January 16, 2015

This week’s Torah portion, Parshat Va’era, continues the story of the Israelites’ years of bondage in Egypt – which marked the beginning of their sojourn towards freedom. We read about God’s conversation with Moses, who is commanded to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Because the Egyptian ruler, Pharaoh, refuses to oblige with Moses’ demand […]

A Connection Between Selma and the Jews
Posted on Thursday January 15, 2015

By Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz By all means, go see Selma. See it this weekend, when we remember the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a powerful movie that manages to feel epic and intimate at the same time; no easy feat. It is heroic yet nuanced; laudable […]

The Kovler Microgrant program supports activities and actions aimed at developing links and common ground between African-Americans and Jews, through educational and programmatic activities that bring members of both communities together to learn and serve. To apply, read the Program Guidelines and get in touch with Congregational Social Action Manager Isaac Nuell at (202) 387-2800.

Celebrate Shabbat Tzedek and continue our long history of working across lines of faith and race to end discrimination and speak out against inequality and prejudice.

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Claire Shimberg at (202) 387-2800.